Half Moon Bay Travel Guide


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Half Moon Bay Farmers Market

Half Moon Bay Farmer's Markets are home to dozens of local vendors selling products such as organic produce, specialty soaps, flowers, sea food, and jewelry. Depending on the season, several Farmer's Market are held at different Half Moon Bay locations. For more information, please scroll down the page.

Coastside Farmer's Market (map)

225 Cabrillo Hwy S, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019     (650) 726-4895

Open every Saturday, May through November from 9:00am to 1:00pm.

Harbor Village Farmers Market

270 Capistrano Road, in Princeton Harbor, Half Moon Bay, CA        (650) 726-2284

Rain or shine, the market, presented in conjunction with The Shops at Harbor Village, Oceano Hotel, and Harbor Village Merchants Association, will be open every Sunday, year-round, excluding designated holidays.

An exciting variety of vegetables, fruits, fish, meats, cheeses, breads, herbs, flowers, arts and crafts, and many other delightful edibles will be sold by local families, farmers, fisheries, artisans, distributors, and other approved vendors from California.

Music, entertainment, activities and family fun for all ages will provide a unique indoor atrium shopping experience. With plenty of free parking, customers will also be able to enjoy shopping at other select businesses located in the mall, the ocean views, and walking distance to the beach and pier.

What’s on Tap


Half Moon Bay Festivals & Events:

Coastside Summer Camp Fair at New Leaf Community Market

A perfect opportunity for families to learn about different local summer camp options for children of all ages. 

The HEAL Project Presents 7th Annual Spring Ahead

March 29th, 2017— This fabulous strolling supper created by the finest chefs on the San Mateo County Coast.

Discover the Secrets of Pescadero Marsh with guided walks

Highway 1, 1/4 mile north of Pescadero Road.  Pescadero Marsh docents lead nature walks in the marsh twice a month: First Sunday of the month at 10 a.m., and Third Sunday of the month at 1 p.m.

4th Annual Coastal Wildflower Day

A day-long festival celebrating the return of spring wildflowers and the start of California Native Plant Week.

Pacific Coast Dream MachinesApril 30, 2017 – 10am to 4pm

Rare and custom cars, motorcycles, military aircraft, and tractors at Pacific Coast Dream Machines in Half Moon Bay, California.

For more event information, click on our Festivals & Events page for Half Moon Bay.



Top Attractions:

Christmas Tree Farm Locations

Getting Your Family’s Christmas Tree Can Become a Cherished Family Memory and the Beginning of a New Family Tradition!

Winter is a Great Time to Visit the Coast!

Monterey, Santa Cruz, Half Moon Bay and Mendocino—Early Fall is generally some of the best weather on the coast. Plan a visit with your family or an escape for a romantic weekend.

Whale WatchingWhale Watching December through May

Half Moon Bay 415 474-3385

Oceanic Society provides boat tours to view the gray whales as they swim north along the California coast on their way to summer feeding grounds.


For more information on local attractions, click on the Half Moon Bay Attractions or Recreational Activities.




The Region’s Fall Advisories:

Traffic Conditions. During the pumpkin season, traffic in to and out of Half Moon Bay can be extremely challenging—especially during the Art & Pumpkin Festival weekend. It’s a good idea to plan ahead and arrive early and leave late. Go to www.caltrans.com to learn more about road conditions.

Yes, it’s still water, water, water! California is undergoing an extreme drought. If you are planning a lake vacation be sure to check about water levels. That rafting trip, fishing, or skiing can be impacted.

EXTREME fire danger. The drought has created a very dangerous combination of dry vegetation and no moisture in the air to help contain any fire. Please use extreme caution during your trip.